SOURCE: ePlus inc.

February 25, 2008 08:30 ET

ePlus Announces Technology Solution for Homeland Security and First Responders Community

DigitalPaper XE Provides Online Access to Large-Scale Documents for First Responders and Other Emergency Workers

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - February 25, 2008) - ePlus inc. (PINKSHEETS: PLUS) today announced the availability of a software solution for first responders and other emergency workers.

The DigitalPaper XE (Extended Enterprise) document imaging and distribution solution can provide real-time access to detailed infrastructure information for mobile users and emergency workers, including:

--  Building floor plans and schematics
--  Evacuation routes
--  Topographical maps and aerial photographs
--  Civil engineering plans, including water, gas, electrical, sewer,
    roads, bridge, airport, and structural drawings
    

When emergencies occur -- whether natural disasters, fires, building or bridge collapses, or hostage crises -- first responders such as police, firefighters, emergency medical personnel, SWAT, and HazMat teams can benefit by having fast access to pertinent information. Examples of potential uses are identifying the best exit routes for evacuation, proximity of fire hydrants, building plans, electrical drawings, and locations of hazards such as gas lines.

Using DigitalPaper XE's patented DirectSight technology, first responders can access the necessary maps, drawings, plans, and documents online, en route to an emergency, when hard copy blueprints are not available or practical. Previous file transfer technology could not provide timely access to this data due to the physical file size of such documents, which can exceed 50 MB. ePlus' DPXE DirectSight technology delivers access to the most recent file of any size in less than a few seconds on a mobile PC or wireless Web pad and the ability to zoom in to key areas in the document without delay.

"Our DigitalPaper XE solution is another example of our on-going commitment to technical product and design innovation," said Ken Farber, president of ePlus Systems. "Getting the right information to the right people how, when, and where they need it is critical to a growing number of workers who otherwise lack real-time, on-demand access."

Organizations such as Ohio Department of Transportation use DigitalPaper XE for immediate access to relevant engineering, construction, and public works documents and drawings: the same information as is required by Homeland Security and first responders for emergency management.

The technology will be unveiled to the first responder community at two upcoming conferences over the next few weeks -- the AFCEA Homeland Security Conference at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center in Washington, DC on February 27-28 and the GovSec, U.S. Law and Ready Conference at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC on April 23-24.

More information about Homeland Security solutions from ePlus can be viewed at: http://www.eplus.com/digitalpaper_emergency_response.htm.

About ePlus Systems inc.

ePlus Systems inc. develops and markets enterprise supply management applications and services to meet the needs of supply management and product content management for customers across all industries. The combination of software and services gives customers the choices and tools to optimize their spend, including supplier enablement, catalog content management, eProcurement; spend analytics, document management, and asset management.

ePlus Systems inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of ePlus inc., which has more than 625 associates in 30+ locations serving more than 2,500 customers. The Company is headquartered in Herndon, VA. For more information, visit http://www.eplus.com/supply_management.htm, call 888-482-1122, or email info@eplus.com.

ePlus®, DigitalPaper®, DirectSight®, and ePlus products referenced herein are either registered trademarks or trademarks of ePlus inc. in the United States and/or other countries. The names of other companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Statements in this press release that are not historical facts may be deemed to be "forward-looking statements." Actual and anticipated future results may vary due to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the existence of demand for, and acceptance of, our services; our ability to adapt our services to meet changes in market developments; the impact of competition in our markets; the possibility of defects in our products or catalog content data; our ability to hire and retain sufficient personnel; our ability to protect our intellectual property; the creditworthiness of our customers; our ability to raise capital and obtain non-recourse financing for our transactions; our ability to realize our investment in leased equipment; our ability to reserve adequately for credit losses; fluctuations in our operating results; our reliance on our management team; and other risks or uncertainties detailed in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All information set forth in this release is as of February 25, 2008. ePlus undertakes no duty to update this information.

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    Kleyton Parkhurst, SVP
    ePlus inc.
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